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    Looks like ebay is going the Amazon way

    I was looking at toys, searching for the hot Christmas item and noticed the new items have this: 21 new & refurbished from $35.99. Do not know if it has been on listings before or not just noticed it. This is not my listing.
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    You talking about the general layout of the page being similar to Amazon? Just noticed it too, went looking after reading your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    You talking about the general layout of the page being similar to Amazon? Just noticed it too, went looking after reading your post.
    Yes.

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    Heck even Walmart put aside building new outlets in order to be more like Amazon. It is the way of our modern times. There's a package just about every other day of the week on my door step with stuff my wife buys from either eBay or Amazon. One thing I've noticed is the role of man's best friend the dog has remained unchanged in the last 10s of thousands of years. Instead of warning of danger outside of the light of the campfire, he warns man of a UPS man being on the door step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tamrock View Post
    Heck even Walmart put aside building new outlets in order to be more like Amazon. It is the way of our modern times. There's a package just about every other day of the week on my door step with stuff my wife buys from either eBay or Amazon. One thing I've noticed is the role of man's best friend the dog has remained unchanged in the last 10s of thousands of years. Instead of warning of danger outside of the light of the campfire, he warns man of a UPS man being on the door step.
    I've ordered a few things from Walmart online in the last few months. Free shipping over $35 or something like that. I'm actually waiting on a fake Christmas tree now for the shop that I ordered. I haven't found Amazon to be less expensive yet, so on certain items, I'll do Walmart. A dollar saved is a dollar earned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    I've ordered a few things from Walmart online in the last few months. Free shipping over $35 or something like that. I'm actually waiting on a fake Christmas tree now for the shop that I ordered. I haven't found Amazon to be less expensive yet, so on certain items, I'll do Walmart. A dollar saved is a dollar earned.
    I guess that would reflect inflation since Ben Franklin's/Poor Richard's time. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    I've ordered a few things from Walmart online in the last few months. Free shipping over $35 or something like that. I'm actually waiting on a fake Christmas tree now for the shop that I ordered. I haven't found Amazon to be less expensive yet, so on certain items, I'll do Walmart. A dollar saved is a dollar earned.
    How funny. I was out all day last Monday and when I got home that evening I see this latest Amazon purchase mama got delivered that day. She'd already had out of the box and assembled when I walked in the door. Not only is it a fake tree, it's a fake tree with fake snow and fake ice crystals on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diggummup View Post
    I haven't found Amazon to be less expensive yet, so on certain items, I'll do Walmart. A dollar saved is a dollar earned.
    You just might soon. ABC news said walmart.com is raising prices on many items so the items are cheaper in the store. I guess the head counts in the store were going down.

    When i buy at dot com they ask for me to do a survey. one of the questions is "did you buy other items in the store when you came to pick up your order" I always say NO. I wonder if they thought if they gave free shipping if you pickup in store you would also buy something there too. Maybe the plan backfired.

    Also, I remember seeing ads saying order online, pickup in the store and get a discount. I wonder if that was discontinued also. Haven't seen mention of it lately.
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    I like amazon the best for selling. I sell the same item I don't physically have and they print, package and ship it. I only had to list the item one time after creating it and uploading it. Royalities add up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiredman View Post
    I like amazon the best for selling. I sell the same item I don't physically have and they print, package and ship it. I only had to list the item one time after creating it and uploading it. Royalities add up.
    I thought for amazon to sell your products and ship from their warehouse you had to physically buy the product, ship it to the warehouse and then pay a storage fee before they can ship.

    What do you mean royalties?
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    I think you refer to them selling use books for a person. Royalities I refer to are from books we write and self published on create space (Amazon) and Kindle versions. Once were happy with our proof copies, the final version is uploaded. Once someone orders a copy, Amazon prints, packages and ships it. No post office runs which is nice. Some books I can get $5-7 for each sale. Best part is print on demand, somewhere places order, I punch it in, change shipping address, hit credit card, Amazon does rest. I send invoice in the mail, and check mail for checks.
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    I use to do the eBay thing years ago, heard it changed alot. I still got stuff I buy for a few bucks cause I know it is a fifty dollar bill all day long. I pulled all used books off Amazon because running to post office to get in line took time away from creating more product. Just today I got another proof copy in the mail to read 500 plus pages!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiredman View Post
    I think you refer to them selling use books for a person. Royalities I refer to are from books we write and self published on create space (Amazon) and Kindle versions. Once were happy with our proof copies, the final version is uploaded. Once someone orders a copy, Amazon prints, packages and ships it. No post office runs which is nice. Some books I can get $5-7 for each sale. Best part is print on demand, somewhere places order, I punch it in, change shipping address, hit credit card, Amazon does rest. I send invoice in the mail, and check mail for checks.
    That is very cool and congrats. However, please understand that most people who discuss ebay/amazon here are resellers. The fact that you are an author and using amazon to sell your own books is fairly unique and most of us would have no way to relate.
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    I was one of you folks and got to the point I was tired of the post office trips, packaging and everything else involved.
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    Well, I happen to think it's pretty cool that Tiredman has a way to make things work for him and appreciate the sharing of information.
    Kinda curious, as to what type of books Tiredman writes, novels, history, how to, fiction, just curious.....

    The above is one of the reasons I shut everything down..... and numerous deaths in the family, having probate and estate dumped on me, and various other reasons.....
    I can go hock wares on the beach to tourists and make more in one day, than I can all week, online.
    Thanks for the sharing Tiredman, (from a tiredwoman, lol).
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